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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jun 2, 2011 7:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Paging Mr. Jeff Kaplan

So Jeff, I must be having a flashback or there might have been some changes here at our little forum. Could you enlighten us all? You know how easy we are with change.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jun 2, 2011 9:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Paging Mr. Jeff Kaplan

Just to add a few cents here, I thought that this thread ("Paging Mr. Jeff Kaplan") was part of the "Missing Persons Alert" thread.

The previous design (left justified) was very clear, effective, and user friendly. I hope this is just a glitch!

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJeff Kaplan Date: Jun 2, 2011 11:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Paging Mr. Jeff Kaplan

likely an issue during some software push out. we're aware of it and it will be fixed.

i am curious in light of another comment whether folks that had trouble with the audio autoplaythrough no longer have the stoppage issue. anyone else had that experience?

This post was modified by Jeff Kaplan on 2011-06-02 18:24:26

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Poster: splue Date: Jun 2, 2011 11:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Paging Mr. Jeff Kaplan

i hav not had troubles, only the volume setting thingy has disappeared??? maybe thats supposed 2b? also the video player 4 movies/videos is rly wide now, thats new/ it makes the video
rly appear small in the streaming 512kmp4mat, which doesnt bother me cos i usually watch tv fullscreen!! i dont know if it appears that way 2 anyone else

This post was modified by splue on 2011-06-02 18:38:53

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Jun 2, 2011 10:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Paging Mr. Jeff Kaplan

So far, the new player is playing through fine - only two shows tested yet though. That giant arrow and oversize box is just weird - it's over 1000 pixels high! - needs repair.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJeff Kaplan Date: Jun 2, 2011 11:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Paging Mr. Jeff Kaplan

yeah, lead engineer is working on it.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Jun 2, 2011 3:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jeff - HTML coding evaluation, Win XP browsers

Jeff, I just deleted my history and temp files. Then I shutdown my computer entirely, power-cycled it, and rebooted. I just noticed most centering was just fixed, not 100%. I'm guessing maybe 90% fixed, in my case. I used a lot of tables. No problems at all in Firefox during my few spot-checks. Good. Minor centering bugs in just a couple of my tables remain. I checked just a couple of my items. At a glance, it was just a few new centeing things in IE and Opera. But Firefox was 100% fine. I could change my HTML on a couple of things. In my case, who cares? I'll make it look good. I could have some bad code in a few spots. Maybe not. I make repairs, corrections, and upgrades as I go, as neccesary.

The Opera Flash Player "dead-space bug" is fixed.

SYF logo code removed.

RE: "when IE renders the web pages from The Forums, the "Poster / Date / Forum / Subject" area flies way out to the right side of the page. The page structuring falls apart in this scenario. It looks very ugly."

This UGLY IE Problem is FIXED!!! - Thanks, good job!

dead-head_Monte-ie_browser_crap.jpg

That's why it's called Internet Exploder!!!



my Win XP - HTML evaluation...

- GD home page looks better in IE. Before, the new large GD image on top bumped everything down. This is fixed. However, look 6 strings of text below this image. Observe the text string, "Grateful Dead Shows on This Day in History."
Just below this text string, you still have a HTML coding error - pointing to a server's Physical Path, no longer valid. Repair the bad HTML code that's pointing to the SYF logo that no longer displays there.

BAD CODE
If you don't want the SYF logo to display, remove this code: < img src="http://ia311306.us.archive.org/1/items/GratefulDead/GratefulDeadLogo.jpg" alt="Grateful Dead" > This code is causing IE to render and insert a 158 x 158 pixel empty space there. Old problem here, once the physical path became no longer valid. Only causes problems in IE, not in Firefox and Opera. Here's the fix for this bad code, if you want the SYF logo to display in browsers.

Edit the coded link to its Virtual Path. Then the SYF logo will be rendered in all browsers correctly, below "Grateful Dead Shows on This Day in History."

FIXED CODE
< img src="http://www.archive.org/serve/GratefulDead/GratefulDeadLogo.jpg" alt="Grateful Dead" >

MISSING SYF LOGO
GratefulDeadLogo.jpg
- In general, and overall, IE is rendering My Items noticeably nicer. Some of these are small tweaks. My web designs are HTML-heavy. IE looks better now. IE suffers more than Opera and Firefox Several new centering troubles remain in Opera and IE on my Table tags. A few < td > tags are going center-aligned when then should be defaulting to left-aligned. Check your CSS.

- Flash Audio player: IE looks better. I seem to recall, before, the player list dropped down all the way. If the set list was 30 tracks, all 30 tracks dropped down in the player. Took up lots of extra space. Now it drops down 15, same as Opera and Firefox. Good. It's fine. There's a new extra-space problem in the Flash Control Panel. Opera is my only Browser that has extra space problem. Its in the Flash Player area - 130 pixels of extra vertical space just below the controls, above the top of the play list. Just Opera has extra space, not IE and Firefox. IE and Firefox. Flash Player looks fine in all 3 browsers using the old tag (default cookie). Good.

Firefox has the least number of new "centering bugs" The only "centering bugs" I could find in Firefox are: Flash Player track lists are centered; and all the text in columns in The Forums are listed in center-alignment.

I have not checked for continuous track playing. When it works for others, it'll work fine for me. My video item rendered and played fine in all 3 of my browsers.

My Browsers:
• Opera 11.11
• Firefox 4.0.1
• Internet Exploder ver 8.0.6001.18702

This post was modified by dead-head_Monte on 2011-06-02 22:25:09

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJeff Kaplan Date: Jun 2, 2011 1:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jeff - HTML coding evaluation, Win XP browsers

thanks for your observations. i removed the old SYF logo html. a lead engineer is working on the other fixes.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Stafftracey pooh Date: Jun 2, 2011 1:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jeff - HTML coding evaluation, Win XP browsers

thx!
fixes going live now...
-tracey, IA staff

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Poster: deadhead53 Date: Jun 2, 2011 10:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Paging Mr. Jeff Kaplan

It stopped stopping on my work computer

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jun 2, 2011 2:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Paging Mr. Jeff Kaplan & Tracey Pooh

Jeff & Tracey, Thank-you for getting back quickly and fixing the board.

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Poster: vapors Date: Jun 7, 2011 8:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Paging Mr. Jeff Kaplan

Responding to Jeff’s inquiry about audio autoplaythrough.
Awhile back when the track progression issue was a hot subject here, I started using Google Chrome instead of Internet Explorer, enabled the audio tag, and haven’t had an problem with the flash player since. Occasionally I test it out with IE and encounter the same stopping after each track – this seems to be an issue with the player, but not the streaming links on the left.

Update: I know you all are working on this stuff, but my above post seems to now be in error, as the player no longer advances, nor is the audio tag there anymore.


This post was modified by vapors on 2011-06-07 15:41:36

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJeff Kaplan Date: Jun 2, 2011 6:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Paging Mr. Jeff Kaplan

good to know. we appreciate the feedback.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Jun 2, 2011 7:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a little more feedback

Jeff, I just went "out on patrol" in my neighborhood. Stopped by my Public Library, and hopped on the internet. Their IT Admin is running Win XP on a network. We have maybe 25 general work stations (GWS) there connected "high speed" to the internet.

Their GWS are running Internet Exploder "clone" browsers called, "Free Web Browser." These IE clones used to have the "fly out to the right problem" I've described. That's fixed today.

However, the gdmain650.jpg image still gets bumped down in this browser. When it appears it is correctly left-aligned. But, the gdmain650.jpg image gets located below the bottom of the < h1 > Staff Picks < /h1 > window (right side of page).

For IA's concert web pages, The Flash Player in this browser has a huge, huge, new blank vertical space above the Audio play list. Video player looks and works fine. Audio player works fine.

• the Flash Player there is ver 10,0,45,2

• the browser there is Public Web Browser
- PWB ver 2.10.8 - date is 12-21-2009

Browser Updates and running current Flash Player revisions are recommended. My Opera browser Flash Player on my home PC has ver 10,3,181,14 installed. My Firefox has ver 10,3,181,14 installed. My Internet Exploder browser has ver 10,3,181,16 installed. My 3 browsers are updated.

Go here for Flash Updates in your browser...
http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Jun 3, 2011 8:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a little more feedback

Continuous audio streaming via on-page Adobe Flash Player still not working. Same as before. Nonetheless, you guys did some nice upgrades.

The HTML Working Group Charter is advancing XHTML development. As I understand it, they decided to form separate subsystems [across the Internet Landscape], and these subsystems have strong overlaps with other design areas.

It is important that:
• the design be modular;
• the specifications be kept modular;
• the communities of expertise of the respective fields (graphics and data) be involved in the design process.

I believe this means the HTML Working Group people are carving out modularity on The Internet's XHTML Landscape by defining a "slice" for Mobile Devices; a "slice" for e-Commerce; a "slice" for Social Networking; etc, etc. I'm guestimating.

Down the road, the HTML Working Group people should also reserve a "slice" of the Internet's XHTML Landscape for Digital Libraries. This will solve most, and eventually ALL, of The Archive's "browser compatibilty issues." In the near future content delivery over the internet between library patrons and The Archive would best be served by adhering to a new subgroup of XHTML standards. This implementation would be developed, designed, built, and maintained by a Digital Librarian Working Subgroup.

Brewster, Tracey, Jeff... any thoughts?

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Jun 4, 2011 7:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a little more feedback

In a perfect world, The Internet Archive will ADD a PREVIEW Function for their submission Forms. This way Web Designers can easily submit web page designs to The Archive.

I create and submit Forum Posting web pages here. Same thing with the Metadata Editor submissions - I create web page designs for My Items in the Description and the Notes fields.

Web Designers need to Preview their creations before they are submitted as Public Downloads. This is how we fix our mistakes in the design phase, trouble-shoot our bad HTML codes, make page structure decisions, and arrive at the final web page design.